Richard H. Pezzopane
1946 - 2020
Richard "Dick" Pezzopane passed away peacefully in his home April 13. His wife Sheree (Anderson) was at his side. Cherished father of Gia (Don) Zelenak, Carla (Ian) Tyrell, and Krista Pezzopane. Proud papi to Cameron and Elton. Dear brother of Barbara Goldstein Krueger and loved by many others. Preceded in death by his parents Herman and Mildred. Born Aug. 6, 1946, Dick grew up in Oak Lawn and enjoyed roller skating, baseball, choir and hanging out in the family pool. He graduated DePaul University and DePaul College of Law and inspired his niece, Dina, to become a lawyer. On their first date, Dick took Sheree to Plush Horse for ice cream. The couple married on April Fool's Day two years later. They joked as they snapped Polaroids that they would be divorced before the photos developed. Four decades later, they remained together through life's trials and triumphs, renewing their vows in Punta Cana in 2016 and celebrating a recent 40th anniversary. The lifelong Democrat loved politics, reading and jazz. He delighted in the Chicago Cubs World Series win. He most valued his family. Dick had a heart of gold. "Life is too short not to be Italian," he joked. The family held a private service with a future memorial to be planned.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 19, 2020.
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Marilyn and I were saddened to learn of Dicks passing. Even though many miles and family/work commitments came between us, the great times we had growing up as kids in Oak Lawn will never fade and today are bringing back a flood of fond memories. Dick will truly be missed by anyone who ever knew him.
Fred Kanwischer
April 23, 2021
I just learned of Dick's passing and am truly sorry for your loss. We spent many summers together trying to relive our past as softball players and shared many laughs in the attempt.
Jerry Walsh
July 18, 2020
Sheree, I am very saddened to hear about Dick's passing. I am grateful we were able to share a visit more recently and was looking forward to seeing you both again. My thoughts are with your family at this time.
Suzanne Trombino
May 1, 2020
I am so very sorry about Dicks passing. He was one of the kindest most giving men I have ever had the honor of knowing. He was good to our family during a difficult time and I will never forget that. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brooke Allen
April 22, 2020
My deepest sympathy on Dick's passing.I knew Dick from the old days. Cozy Bootery where he and Herman bought shoes! He was a great person and a great lawyer! RIP
Bob Swanson
April 20, 2020
Pezzopane Family - Please accept my condolences on your loss. Dick and I were classmates at DePaul Law School. He was a smart guy with a great personality and sense of humor.
Tom Davy
April 19, 2020
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